Chepngetich retains her Nagoya marathon title

Former world marathon champion Ruth Chepngetich retained her Nagoya Women marathon title held today in Japan.

The Kenyan won the tile in 2:17:18 improving on her previous year’s time of 2:17:18 ahead of Ayuko Suzuki of Japan (2:21:52) and Honami Maeda of Japan finished third in 2:22:32.

Chepngetich who also won the Chicago Marathon in 2022 in 2:14:18 — the second-fastest women’s time in history — continued to sustain her pace as she passed the 25km mark in 1:21:32.

Chepngetich persevered, aiming for success. She finished the race in 2:18:08 after reaching the halfway point in 2:11:07 and taking home the $250,000 first-place prize, which is currently the richest in marathon running.

Leading results

1 Ruth Chepngetich (KEN) 2:18:08

2 Ayuko Suzuki (JPN) 2:21:52

3 Honami Maeda (JPN) 2:22:32

4 Zhang Deshun (CHN) 2:24:05

5 Mao Uesugi (JPN) 2:24:16

6 Yuka Suzuki (JPN) 2:25:46

7 Mirai Waku (JPN) 2:25:58

8 Li Zhixuan (CHN) 2:26:28

9 Honoka Tanaike (JPN) 2:27:30

10 Isobel Batt-Doyle (AUS) 2:27:54

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